In which a contest is enteredon 24 November 2009 at 1:23 pm
Okay. This is my first attempt at a pure blog post on this site. I figured if there were any place for a blog about another webcomic, it’d be…my own webcomic. Yeah.
David Malki ! has put out a call to bloggers to write a post about his strip Wondermark. I’d heard of Wondermark for a few months, mostly through his association with Kris Straub via Tweet Me Harder. I then saw Malki ! in person at SPX in September. Despite not being a reader (yet), I squashed any potential embarrassment and introduced myself. Naturally he was a very tall man. Nice, too.
Upon returning to my life of quiet drudgery, my curiosity resurfaced. Armed with a fistful of new webcomics to peruse, I set my sights on Wondermark once and for all. What follows is a paean to the strip itself, so be warned:
A righteous example of the past triumphing, overtaking, and yet melding with an ever-burgeoning future. An age-old tale that obliterates the tired shroud of the mundane. A graphic marvel carved from the monolith of time itself. A paragon of mirthfulness defined as much by what it doesn’t say as by what it must. A willful communiqué to a jaded, humdrum society. A cross-hatched fairy tale that huffs the æther of absurdity in great whoops and gasps. A sophisticated comment on raucous mores that cannot be ignored. A scrumptious brainchild of one peerless, punctuated individual.
Seriously, it’s funny shit.